The Walking Dead actress Sonequa Martin-Green has joined Star Trek: Discovery as the new Lieutenant Commander of the USS Discovery.
Essentially the new ‘Number One’ in the series, she joins Michelle Yeoh, Doug Jones and Anthony Rapp, who has been announced to play Han Bo, Lt. Saru and Lt. Stamets respectively.
Jones was confirmed just a few days ago and is best remembered as Ape Sapien in the Hellboy movies.
Meanwhile, Deadline has confirmed that Chris Obi and Mary Chieffo have signed on for key roles. Obi will play T’Kuvma, the Klingon leader seeking to unite the Klingon houses. Chieffo will portray L’Rell, the Battle Deck Commander of the Klingon ship.
Deadline also notes that the series lead — who is presumably the captain of the Discovery — has not yet been cast, but it does indicate that she will also be a woman and that the show’s makers are getting “close to casting”.
Source: Geeks of Color